A Honolulu attorney said he was targeted in a scam in which he received a check in the mail from someone posing as a potential client from China. The attorney was instructed to deduct a retainer from the check and wire back the remainder.
Chapter 7 trustee David Farmer said the check he received was for $165,800 and said it was from Shanghai Simyi Auto Parts Industry Co. in China.
"I’m trying to get the word out to as many people as possible," Farmer said. "Bad stuff."